How to Use Instagram to Become a Star

October 27, 2014
thesocialbusiness

If you’re active on Instagram you’ve probably heard about Dan Bilzerian. He posts photos of his exciting, lavish lifestyle that receive hundreds of thousands of likes. He currently has over 5 million followers on Instagram, making him one of the most popular people on the social media platform.

We are referencing Dan Bilzerian because he’s not a traditional celebrity. He doesn’t have his own reality TV, and he’s not a popular artist. He’s an exceptional man who developed a huge fanbase through the power of Instagram. He used Instagram to become a star.

Dan Bilzerian wasn’t a celebrity when he opened his Instagram account. He became a celebrity because of his Instagram account.

Becoming a star by using Instagram is possible. Though Dan Bilzerian is an extreme example, there are multitudes of other common people that have hundreds of thousands or even millions of followers on Instagram.

If you just started an account or only have 300 followers, the prospect of gaining thousands of followers may seem overwhelming, but we’re here to help. This guide will cover the three basic things that you need to do in order to amass a large following:

1. Upload Incredible Pictures

Most photos on Instagram are mediocre and boring. It always amazes us when people with terrible photos wonder why their Instagram account isn’t taking off. If you want to gain tons of followers, you need to provide strong incentive for viewers to click the “follow” button.

There is a ton of competition out there. If you don’t offer something exceptional people won’t follow you.

So what is considered an incredible picture?

A picture that garners a reaction from viewers. The picture could be hilarious, beautiful, sexy, stunning, etc. Before you post a picture ask yourself, “Will this photo invoke a reaction?” The type of reaction doesn’t matter. It just can’t be boring. Don’t blend into the crowd – stand out.

Look at the photos of popular Instagram users. Analyze why their photos are popular and try to appeal to the same emotions.

 

2. Put Your Link Everywhere

When it comes down to it, there’s only one way to market your Instagram account – put your link everywhere that you can. The most popular users (that aren’t celebrities) all promoted themselves every chance that they got.

This means they put their Instagram link on forums, on their website(s), Youtube videos, gave it out at clubs, and even include it on their Tinder account. There are a nearly limitless amount of places that you can promote your account. You simply have to look for them and be creative.

Our two favorite techniques are to blog and to post Youtube videos. When you publish content on your blog or someone elses’ (guest posting) you can link to your Instagram account. If your posts are popular you can gain a ton of followers. In the same vein, if your Youtube videos become popular, you will regularly gain new followers on Instagram.
 

3. Buy Instagram Followers

You can purchase Instagram followers for a very reasonable price (assuming you choose a good company). We highly recommend doing this because it provides a shortcut to Instagram stardom.

Humans follow the crowd – it’s in our nature. If viewers see that your account has thousands of followers they will be much more likely to follow it. Purchasing Instagram followers won’t magically turn you into a star overnight. You still need to upload great photos and promote your account. However, purchasing Instagram followers will definitely make things a lot easier.

Purchasing followers is a little known secret that many popular accounts use. It’s a smart, easy way to get ahead. You won’t regret it.
 

Be Patient

If you follow these three techniques you will start gaining followers. However, you won’t become a star overnight. At first you may only gain a few followers a day, but as your follower count increases, your account will grow exponentially.

People will start talking about your account. They may even show their friends. The followers that you have will promote your account, so the more you have, the faster your Instagram account will grow.

If you want to become an Instagram star, you need to follow all three techniques. If you don’t provide exceptional photos, promoting your account won’t work. If you don’t promote your account, the followers you bought are worthless. If you don’t buy followers you will gain new followers at a much slower rate since people are much less likely to follow you if you don’t have thousands of followers.

As you can see, you can’t have one without the other. You must follow all three techniques if you want to be successful. However, the three techniques aren’t enough. You also must have patience. Work hard and be patient. Don’t quit. Before you know it you will have a huge following and will be considered an Instagram star.

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